My Background

Preston 'Kala' Patao

Agent and Financial Services Professional

Preston 'Kala' Patao was born and raised on the island of Hawai'i in Kailua-Kona. After graduating from Konawaena High School, he later moved to Oahu where he attended the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He now resides in Ewa Beach on Oahu, but frequents his home island – Hawai'i to visit his family, friends and clients.

When he is not spending time with his wife Kaera, 2 sons Ka'onohi and Kahoaka, family and friends, you will find him engaging in just about any type of sporting event. But his all-time favorite sport is golf. Kala is a Chamber of Commerce member in Kapolei and serves as the Vice President with the Kona Club of Honolulu. Kala also enjoys giving back by working with members of the local community to host safety-oriented events where parents or guardians can receive a free New York Life-issued Child ID for each child.

Kala began his career at New York Life in 2011 as an agent and soon after became a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC. He is also authorized to offer insurance products through AARP. Kala started with humble beginnings, as he has participated in New York Life's well-known training program and attended NYLIC University.                     

With intent on building long-term relationships , his purpose is to provide some comfort by helping his clients toward establishing a solid financial future. Whether it is life insurance protection, retirement planning or long term care solutions to young professionals, business owners in various stages of their vocations, families with young children, pre retirees or retirees; his motivation has always stemmed from the welfare of his family and community.

Notable Awards and Achievements:

2021 New York Life President's Council Member*
2020 Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member**
2020 Annuity Elite Gold
2018 Annuity Elite Silver
2013, 2015, 2017-2020 New York Life Executive Council Member*
2020 Life Super Stars Award
2013, 2015, 2020 Life All-Stars Award

1Awarded by New York Life Insurance Company for outstanding sales achievements.

*Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1- June 30.

**The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.